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The Runaway Girls

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
The must-have new Victorian novel from bestselling, much-loved children's author, Jacqueline Wilson.

Victorian London, 1851. Queen Victoria is on the throne and the Great Exhibition is about to open!

Lucy Locket lives with her father, the New Mother and the New Baby. They sent away her beloved Nurse and replaced her with a horrid governess. Lucy desperately wants someone to be kind to her, and to have some fun - there's very little of that in her house.

Kitty Fisher is a street performer who earns tin for her supper by tumbling. She has always lived on the street and on her wits, with only the kind Gaffer to help her. But now Gaffer is gone, and Kitty is all alone.

When Lucy runs away from home, Kitty shows Lucy how to survive - where to find the best picnic leftovers in the park, and which trees makes the best beds. Lucy learns quickly and shows Kitty her own skills - befriending families to get free meals and singing beautiful melodies for the crowds.

But the streets of Victorian London are dangerous and soon the girls find themselves under threat from thieves - and even worse, the Workhouse!

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Jacqueline Wilson's The Runaway Girls

Hardback Editions

October 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Runaway Girls (Private)
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN: 0-85753-598-6 / 978-0-85753-598-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Runaway Girls
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN: 1-78614-342-9 / 978-1-78614-342-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway Girls
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway Girls
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Runaway Girls
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2021 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Runaway Girls (Private)
Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU